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meat chicken. oh, so when's the big day? oh, we got married years ago. but the point is, i fit in it! are you wearing it... right now? yes! well, good for you. [ shopper ] excuse me. oh, so sorry. you look nice. oh, thank you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> live, local, late breaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news sunday morning. >> i am jennifer franciotti. >> top stories in a moment, but first a look outside, if we must. >> is getting brutal out there. >> when will it improve it? >> next week. >> this has lasted longer than expected. >> this heat has taken a long time to let go. 102 degrees yesterday at the airport bridge tied the record from 1991. the inner harbor reached 103 degrees. much of the same today throughout the day, maybe not toward 100 degrees, but heading towards their. 90 at the airport and 93 of the inner harbor, not far away from the upper 90's we are forecasting. temperatures will break heading into tomorrow and we will talk about that coming up in the seven-day forecast. and >> one family is pleading for your help to find a seven- month old
chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
this year with big names likely to be missing from the roster. sports director mark viviano brings us up on the pretty surprising news. >>> good morning. the joy of a new labor deal turns to harsh reality for the ravens who are poised to cut about $18 million to make room under the new salary cap. among the casualties, veterans todd heap, derrick mason, kelly gregg and willly mcga hee. heap is a 10-year tightend. the current contract would pay him more than $4 million. the ravens have been grooming his replacements, dennis pit ta and ed dickson. derrick mason will be a salary cap casualty. mason would make more than $4 million this season. it is possible, for the players who do get released, to return to the ravens at reduced pay but they're free to shop their services to another team. those currently under contract can report to owings mills at 10:00 this morning. jessica, back to you. >> the ravens first preseason game is set for two weeks from thursday in philly. >> you got to divorce yourself from the emotions. the bulk of the nfl season happens off the field. the quarterback is ozzi
a front flip on his motorcycle. he wound up winning that event. >> they say one of the big stars of the games is going to be skateboarder mitchie brusco. he's doing all sorts of crazy stuff. and get this. mitchie, just 14 years old. >> i've got to wonder how his mom feels about that. >> she's got to be a little scared. >> is she watching or she's got her eyes closed. >> i don't know how those guys do it. good lucuc >> wow, very impressive. >> yes. >>> more "world news now" when we come right back. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan / insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of .the medical expenses... / not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from p
and his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
wilson. it was a very busy day of wheeling and dealing, but the big question now of course, who will be the redskins starting quarterback? we will talk about it in half an hour at 5:30. surae and mike. >> no i want to know how. just kidding. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i'm not ready yet. they are in my ear. back to you guys. >> things start to change the way it is, and we could find out in the next hour, who knows. >> the son of marion berry could be behind bars for a little longer. >> mayor christopher berry pled guilty yesterday to federal drug charges. in may shorts found save sandwich bags of pot and pcp in his apartment. officers were called in for some sort of a dispute when they found the pot in his apartment. >>> supporters in the district are tired of bureaucratic delays, and they are want the new medical marijuana law to be implemented all at once. one person speaking out at the rally, ervin rosefield. a medical marijuana patient and writer. >>> the former godfather's pizza ceo said they had the right to ban islamic mosques and said he would not want a muslim leader in h
, including a jellyfish. leading up to the big fireworks show, they have posted a day full of live entertainment, from patriotic bans to comedy. >> it is great. we live -- week will take the bus home. >> are you going to stick around for the fireworks? >> we will if our one-your daschle can stay up that late. >> the show starts out 9:30. folks are already getting their front wrote seats. the bulls have more for -- we will have more for you tonight at 11:00. we are live on the inner harbor. >> thank you. the big show as long as the weather holds. >> we do have some rain of to the west of us, though. keep your fingers crossed. we need the rain, but not tonight, please. that train that you see out west -- that rain and that you see out west, the trajectory of that particular batch of cells is not aiming at baltimore. it might slide just to our south, more toward a d.c. in pennsylvania, between -- there is a line of thunderstorms. bob in the mountains. if it -- couched in the mountains. we cannot take rain out of the formula for our forecast here in baltimore. south of us, there is a g
big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
will whip them out here and there. >> looking good. >> we try. the big flag tie on because it's the 4th of july. happy 255th. that's if i'm doing my math right. >> freedom from great britain, that a lot of people don't know. >> you're right. that's stunning. reputation on back on the day. >> let's go to weather before we really get in trouble. talking about temperatures in the 70s. 81 by 9:00. 89 by noon. code orange alert day. unhealthy for sensitive groups. any respiratory ailments, young and old, limit your outside time. yes, a thunderstorm symbol. we could see a few more thunderstorms this afternoon. potentially a couple of strong ones. big ones yesterday moving away. overnight a few showers out of west virginia. they have pretty much fizzled. 60s in new york state. pennsylvania, in the 70s. 80 in raleigh. warm across the eastern u.s., even into places like des moines and chicago and the great lakes. they are still in the 60s. check it out. holding below the 90-degree mark around the bay. most of us 90 to 91 and 92. kris is checking out the roads. >> reporter: 395 northbound into th
's from a big hit comedy movie. we'll tell you the story and give you a preview of the great dundalk heritage fair. four days of celebrating the 4th of july. wait until you hear about the entertainment, that's when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,, host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: is the pen mightier than the sword? ninja 2: ow vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. somebody help! [ gasps ] my hero! anyone can be a hero with the new captain america cherry coolatta from dunkin'. get yours for a limited time only. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in today for your first avenger tri-cup while supplies last. >>> you know, that's a beautiful thing. red's fans are in town. i was at the ballpark last night. we had a reunion. there was a lot of cardinal fans in town. it's not like when you see the red sox fans and you're six to your stomach. it was neat seeing them. people having vacations, watching baseball. >>> calm winds and barometer at 30.01678, i have to tell you, it wouldn't be a bad thing i
- bye to borders. the leaving of one of the last big chains is a loss, starting friday you will be able to get big discounts. >> in just a few days borders books will start a store wide liquidation. it'll be the final chapter of one of the biggest booksellers and it's a sad story for book lovers everywhere. >> i'm just shaken. i can't believe. they were talking about it but it's -- this time and age. that's crazy. >> really sad because i come here like every week. >> reporter: in 2009 they closed 200 mall stores, last february they filed for chapter 8 but it never bounced back. they were hit hard by the move away from brick and mortar stores toward online booksellers. here is what customers need to know. clearance sale start friday and run through september. all sales are final. the good news is gift cards will still be honored but no new cards will be sold. over 10,000 workers will be laid off including many in greater baltimore and the dc area. you have a few more weeks to pick up bargins and remember. >> it'll be missed. >> she was enjoying a family vacation in a foot of water.
showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
are in big trouble. >> frightening reminder indeed. it appears we are jumping topics want to get to a lot if we can. harmid karzai half brother killed by his bodyguards, how big is this? he was a controversial characters what is the fall out? >> awk as he is known in some circles was the done he was the dean -- don, he was the dean of kandahar some people call him the teflon don of afghanistan he was the guy able to hold it together nothing happened on his watch without his approval or blessing the taliban said they killed him talking to sources early on after this happened yesterday, they may not have done it the sources i have been talking to indicate this may have been a personal dispute that emanated from some tribal troubles or some personal dealings that he had and one u.s. official told me he was no boy scout but you don't find a lot of boy scouts there in the area. while he was a very charismatic and well known guy able to get things done he had a dark side that dark side perhaps caught up with him. >> one more topic to get in i think pakistan, eliminates visas to u.s. military pe
to tucker good morning. >> good morning steve that is big news. i don't know what to make of it. >> do i need to console you. >> i am not sure clouds on the increase, storms to the south and west, partly to mostly cloudy day, temperatures expected to be in the 90s. a shower or two later this afternoon. cloud cover off to the north partly sunny morning here in the immediate washington area. notice pittsburgh, portions of ohio, shower and thunderstorm activity, possible some of that could slip in during the course to have day with the cloud cover temperatures will be held back a little bit yesterday we were thinking mid-90s now we are thinking low to mid-90s temperatures a few degrees cooler, regan national, 79 degrees, 79, 66 frederick, 63 winchester, 71 at the naval air station your forecast today more clouds and sun showers this afternoon generally speaking a dry day with a high temperature of 91 degrees still looking at a lot of heat around here on friday, on time traffic and julie. >> travelling along new york avenue at montana we had problem with the signal lights lanes are open once
's here to dish on the debt and deal in taxes. and big money, big problems? mitt romney's campaign is debt free, but where is all that money coming from? we'll tell you why it could add up to a little bit of trouble for the republican front-runner. good morning, it's monday, july 18th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. just 15 days until default day. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. it's a week of public spectacle and private wrangling. efforts to get a big debt deal done has failed. >> when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil. it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there. he's willing to do it. he said it in the state of the union, he said it in the budget. the question is, do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer to that is yes. >> this week we'll see a two-track process. publicly, leaders will get a few votes out of the way to allow conservatives to get on the record on a balanced budget amendment and set the table that nothing besides the final deal can pass. meanw
's gun and fragments hit his hip. it was a big gun, it could have wiped us all out. >> you don't feel safe any more. >> reporter: he was not linked to the original call for help. he saw this as a opportunity to strike. >> he had some large hatred towards the police officers. what we know is that he was incredibly mad at the police department. >> reporter: his exgirlfriend says he's in the u.s. army, stationed in kansas and he recently returned to baltimore. the police tracked him down thursday. they found pieces of the rifle in his car and house. >> reporter: he's awaiting a bail review. >> the officer is home from being treated at shock trauma. >>> your next trip from expedia and more sites could cost more. you could be taxed on the full price of the hotel room, instead of the half price you pay. >>> the industry is going to pay on the cut, cap and balance deal. it's not expected to pass. don't forget, the president is going to be at the university of college park for a town hall meeting. vic carter will be there, too. >>> a game changing day at the pentagon. they'll talk about the r
, what we will probably see is a short term extension. the big bill takes a lot of time people don't want to rush it don't want mistakes the theory is a short term extension, mr. president said he would do if there is a bigger deal. >> what is that mechanism attached to some other bill? >> yes, there is a one appropriations bill sitting on the shelf in the senate. >> they could pull that. >> it is an extension of the debt ceiling, there is one on the shelf they can pull down and drop that short term extension in while they work on the details of this bigger deal. >> your gut feeling is that it is going to go? >> for the first time in six weeks last night i got the sense that after a day of nothing but angry partisan ship, really bad, people had come together which is the way the process is supposed to work. perhaps not as dramatically, not as many twists and turns but it does feel the outlines not only exist, everyone sees the same thing and the process is now being laid before everyone to march us through to avoid default. >> we should watch for something this afternoon. >> yes. the inte
of different ways. by the way, this is no big secret, it's not like i'm telling you something other people can't figure out very easily. but if you have one phone call another phone it creates a busy line. if you use a third phone to call in, it goes directly to the voice mail and if you don't have a pin, it's very easy to get somebody's voice mail. >> we talked about at&t. how vulnerable are they to getting hacked and do we need to make pin numbers mandatory in order to keep all of our phones safe? >> i think that's something to think about. right now the onus is on the consumer, it's on us to be proactive with our mobile devices to put that pin on there. you think of your smartphone these days. it's really like a small laptop. in my face it's almost as big as a laptop. but you store so much personal information on there that really the companies should be doing more for users, i would say, because they're such an extension of ourselves. because there's such critical information on there. you know, i don't want to single out at&t too much because all of the wireless carriers are aware that th
>> the inner harbor is gearing up for the big fourth of july celebrations. i have details in a live report. >> some pre fourth of july fireworks at the casey anthony corymb as the case goes to jury. the judge warned both sides. >> will we have clear skies for tonight's display? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what is going to be tonight? >> we have a chance for some of thunderstorms, 30%. that means there is a 7% chance there will not be thunderstorms. most of you will be fine. -- there is a 70% chance that the will not be any thunderstorms. the humidity is 87%. it should stay dry for most of the day. then we have the chance for some showers or thunderstorms. it will be a high with a high temperature around 90 -- it will be hot. now to the news desk. >> preparations are underway for the big fourth of july celebration in baltimore. >>
now. there were some big thunderstorms last night. temperatures in the 70's. partly to mostly cloudy at the present time. we do have some rain in southern pennsylvania. that is moving away. rk drive out of the rain as you drive down to maryland. we could see stronger or severe thunderstorms this afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 80's. for now to the news desk. >> a horrifying day in michigan. a violent end when a suspected gunman took his own life. police say rodrick dantzler shot and killed seven people in two separate locations. he then led police on a chase before taking three people hostage inside an apartment. negotiations with the suspect led to one hostage being released. a baseball game turns deadly as a rangers fan tries to catch a ball. this happened after josh hamilton flipped the ball back up to the crowd. the man tumbled 20 feet to the concrete below. he was taken to hospital but he died from his injuries. the president of the team said he and the team are deeply saddened to learn that the man who felt passed away. >> british royalty comes to america today. t
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got the
again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20 deaths nationwide since the heat wave began. >> reporter: city pools h
falls church, vienna, and fairfax will conduct drunk driving patrols. exfra eyes for dwi's. one big thing to celebrate this holiday weekend, lower gas prices. regular gas in the dc area is now averaging $3.60 a gallon down 8 cents from just one week ago and down 25 cents from a month ago. before we get too happy, keep in mind this time last year we were paying just $2.72 a gallon. to find the cheapest place to fill up in your neighborhood, head to our website, wusa9.com and click on the pain at the pump icon. some more good news this holiday weekend. this time for seafood lovers. maryland seafood dealers say crabs are plentiful. prices on the eastern shore are as low as $100 a bushel. prices are higher here in the washington area. the chesapeake bay population has been rebounding. despite a cold winter, the catch has been good so far this year. >>> still ahead on 9news, the worst wild fire in new mexico history showing no signs of slowing down. we'll tell you about the latest efforts to contain the blaze. but first, a day after being released from house arrest, the former head of th
. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuisance because they have no natural predators and could hurt the population of the native fish. this is south of the south river which pours into the bai. dnr officials are so concerned about the snake head spreading that they have put a bounty on the fish. from now until the end of the year if you catch one and report it to the dnr, you could win a prize or two. >>> weather wise it's been interesting. we've had showers and storms, one moving into emmetsberg weakening right where it meets up with carroll county and hagerstown, a more significant storm. you're traveling well west. you may run into that one. other than that showerings -- showers and probably rain in that direction also in southern anne arundel towards deal, south of shadyside. one renegade storm. the story has been heat, humidity north of 100 in frederic, d.c., still scattered storms. we'll talk about the excessive heat. that's coming up. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. a baltimore city police officer faces federal drug charges tonight. of
and daughter. that is our big story tonight. 28-year-old alicia avery was found shot to death along side the body of her daughter monday night. kai reed is live in towson with how the victims are being remembered. >> dozens of people attended the candlelight vigil for alicia avery and her daughter. they said it was not about mourning their deaths, but about celebrating their lives. >> i am just devastated by everything. >> alicia avery's parents have cried every day since 28-year- old avery and her 4-year-old daughter were discovered shot to death in a baltimore county motel. tonight, loved ones and lit candles and shared memories of the mother and daughter who adored each other. alicia love to sing in had a beautiful voice. her daughter had infectious personality. >> they were beautiful people. to get to know them was to love them. >> they had not been seen or heard of for four days when their bodies were discovered in a room at the welcome inn motel on monday. alicia's beyonce was charged with the murders. >> her mother said their relationship had soured in the days before the shooting
. he came to do big things. >> it should be a very busy monday for the president. he is expected to hold a press conference in the morning and resumed negotiations with congressional leaders. >>> for instant updates log on to our website wjla.com. >>> fighter jets intercepted three planes this weekend for getting too close to camp david. the president was at the retreat when two of the incidents happened. kris van cleave is live with why the air space is so difficult to navigate. >> it is a short flight to camp david. take a look at this map. theyse gray areas off limits. up here is camp david. this circle, closed airspace. when the president is here, see how much bigger the area get? this is where the planes were this weekend. >> when you fly toward hagerstown, you have to be careful. >> before he took off for ocean city he was sure to double check the air space near camp david. >> mistakes happen, and there is a lot of restricted airspace and you have to stay on top of that. >> there have been mistakes this weekend. fighters were sent to escort three different planes of restric
and humidity. that's the big story there. temperatures reach dangerously close high marks causing some cities to take action. we will tell you what they are doing. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. [ female announcer ] the counter. in most homes, it gets all the action. bring it. getting it clean again is easy with bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty leaves this surface as clean as 2 sheets of the bargain brand. ♪ why use more when you can use less? ♪ super durable. super absorbent. super clean. bounty. the one-sheet clean picker-upper. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> 5:15. official say nine bodies have been recovered after a tourist boat sank in russia. more than 100 other people were still missing. it had over 185 people on board. reports say that the boat was certified to care yea maximum of 120 people. >>> tragedy in northern india. rescuers are pulling more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed. the number of confirmed dead climbed to 67. and many more bodies are believed to be trapped under the twiste
the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
about an hour. crews spent sunday getting everything ready for the big show. >>> and the ohs and awes were in atlanta. the skies lit for 15 minutes in more than 4,000 fireworks shells in all nearly 500,000 people attended the fun filled event featuring a fantastic light show core gaffed as always -- choreographed as always to great music. >>> the independence day celebrations in d.c. wouldn't be complete without annual concert a dress rehearsal for pbs's 2011 capital force concert was held yesterday. this year's performance jordin sparks kelo "herrara and broadway cast of million dollar quartet and national symphony orchestra. >> and in philidelphia, people took time out before the activities to visit the place where the declaration of independence was signed. now this brought the family and friends out to the independence mall and the people who came out say that the cookouts and fireworks are fun, but it's nice to take a moment to see what the 4th of july is really about to this great country. >>> new york city right now, the skies erupted filled with brilliant streaks of red, white
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
to you. >>> now another big story we continue to follow a stormy meeting at the white house. dire warning about the nations economy. >> another day of debt limit talks did not go well and the country's top notch credit rating is hanging in the balance. doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> they are going to butt heads again today at the white house by all indications this is not going well. don't let the nice pictures fool you smiles didn't last long depending whom you listen to the president either dressed down republicans or stormed out of this meeting almost two hours after these photos were taken. >> issue is not about personality it is about doing something for the american people that needs to be done. >> it didn't help wall street was reeling after credit ratings giant moody's raised the possibility of lowering the country's credit rating unless there is a deal to raise the debt limit add to that a warning from ben bernanke who talked about the august 2nd deadline. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic soon after that date there wou
's live, here at wjz- 13. >>> we have gotten good rain. man, we needed it big time. >> at first, i thought i was going to get missed again last night. >> don and i live on the same latitude, if you will. two nights ago the dynamic was primarily south. i was looking down at the clouds. you could see the lightning on the clouds, we were missed. last night, it was changed to north. over the past few nights, we've gotten shower activity we've needed. we were at rock hall last weekend. centerville and chestertown and rock hall. i'll tell you something interesting about corn. when corn is dry, the stalk sticks straight up. normally, it's like this, hanging as you see it. when corn gets really dry, the stalks go straight up in the air. the plant, believe it or not, whatever it's trying to do is trying to save its life. all of the corn was like this. i said, these folks really need rain. >>> well, we have low pressure meandering around the region. we'll have widespread showers and thundershowers. what we've got going on from noon to 8:00 because of rain that's fallen and rain expected to fall this
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
that the pain they saw was reel. >> it was like a big red spot, almost like a sun burn with little welts starting to come out. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll explain why hundreds of pages of file were held back. we'll tell you why what's in the pages could be crucial. in the meantime, go to the website at abc2news.com. we'll talk about what wasn't in the file. we'll put a sneak peek of what was on the page. if you click on the page, the story itself pops up. we put ten pages online and you can click through with a sneak peek yourself. go to abc2news.com. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> now, the latest on the death of the construction worker in anne arundel county. he was killed and another was seriously hurt when a wall collapsed at the site of the slots casino. the worker of hanover was on a lift when the wall collapsed and he died at the scene. a second worker was taken to shock trauma with life threatening injuries. >>> yeah, there are significant challenges to rescuers like this. we're talking about heavy equipment and unstable ground services and unstable pieces of buildings. >> this is th
this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a panel on t
days away from big government defaulting on its loans. -- two days away from the government defaulting on its loans. lawmakers say they are close to an agreement. will it get done in time to meet a tuesday deadline? we have tonight's big story. >> even though senate majority leader harry reid is on board, it is not a done deal. with the clock running out, hope for a new deal. lawmakers struck down a debt plan by democrat harry reid. but senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said progress was being made toward a bipartisan agreement. >> we had a good day yesterday. the president and the vice president called me. >> the compromise taking shape raises the nation's borrow when limit passed the 2012 -- 2012owing limit passed the tw elections. >> this is the first time in my lifetime that we are paying for future debt increases dollar for dollar. >> there are lots of things that are not filled in and many more discussions to go. it is hard to say anything specifically. >> a senior white house adviser says there is still a lot of work to do. >> it is incumbent on congressional leaders to c
was a big plan for 10 or 20 years. he says the good news is we are not greece and the problem is solving with spending cuts and entitlement reform, and tax hikes. nbc news in washington. >> an end to the n.f.l. walkout could be in the foreseeable future. people familiar with the negotiations say they made significant progress yesterday. the owners have a special meeting on thursday in atlanta. they could potentially ratified a new deal. the lockout is now in the fourth month. thousands are expected to pack baltimore for artscape. it is the nation's largest free art festival. rob roblin joins us live. >> it is a beautiful day out here. there is lots of sunshine. it is not monitored 80 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. -- it is not 180 degrees like it usually is. that is the good news. this started in 1982. a lot of artists were rolling in this morning. your artists from all over the country. -- you have artists from all over the country. they are setting up for people coming down throughout the weekend for artscape. this is the 30th anniversary. there will be special even
of thunderstorms overnight into tomorrow morning. beyond that we build into big time heat. we got extended forecast in just a moment here's traffic. >>> good morning. we're starting out pretty quietly so far. we have our construction being picked up between the beltway, cones being picked up to washington boulevard. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. we have traffic building in both directions but no incidents to report. if are avenue traveling 95 on either end from wash, you're dog okay. 795, no problems to report. charley? >>> oh my god. holy cow. right there. >> check that out, pretty cool, uh. >> he said hoe was on a flight to mill mile earlier in the month when the pilot ordered passengers to look at this incredible sun. he grabbed his camera and immediately started recording. >>> extreme heat still pounds much of the south and midwest. could it be inching closer to m coming up we have more on your weekly weather outlook and we'll have tips on how you and your family scan beat the heat. >>> the weekend box office belonged to one wildly popular boy wizard. so just how big of a weekend was it for ha
questions. you can e-mail them to us at wbaltv.com.wb hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all. your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. >> the space shuttle atlantis is on its way back to earth, the last space shuttle to leave the international space station. atlantis is scheduled to land at kennedy space center in florida on thursday. the finger-pointing continues in washington. we are exactly two weeks away from the day the obama administration says america will not be able to pay its bills. but they are no closer to a de
.s. should be going up and so there should be an uptick in that sector. >> big negative persist. stagnant home values and on ease already on result debt ceiling debate. >> a lot businesses are locked into capital investments. that in fact will also affect the decisions to hire people long-term. >> president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders to work on a deal. he called a similar meeting on thursday constructive. >> the parties are still far apart on a wide range of issues be quite republicans oppose tax hikes. the stomach is not good for the economy. >> great uncertainty for small businesses. >> weekly jobless claims fell and the private payroll firm adp believes 157,000 jobs were added last month, mostly the unemployment rate will remain at 91%. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news -- will remain at 9.1%. it will take significant sustained growth with the comic adding at least 200,000 jobs every month to put a dent in the unemployment rate. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the final countdown is under way. weather permitting, atlantis will blast off for the final flight of the space shut
for something slightly cooler and less humid. coming up. >> our big story this morning is back to the drawing board after a republican-led house passes its version of a debt ceiling bill only to have it die in the senate. >> steve handelsman tells us where senate goes next. >> two hours after the boehner bill passes the house, senate democrats killed it. >> the ayes are 59. >> this is almost an out-of-body experience. >> all eyes on top senate republican mitch mcconnell. democrats say only he can fast track and make a deal. >> we all know the senate is the only way out of this mess. >> i stuck my neck out a mile. i put revenues on the table in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where they are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> boehner veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes of tea partier louie gomez. most in the senate said, no new amendments. >> this is the most outrageous suggestion i have heard. >> president obama insisted a weekend compromise is possible. >> this is not a situation where the two p
. that is the latest on "traffic pulse 11." back to you. >> our big story the search for a missing seven-month-old baby and care take are. george lettis is live at city police headquarters with why police believe they may have left the city and the call to action. police have questioned the boy's father who admits leaving the baby in the care of a teenager. the seven-month-old child was last seen in the 1100 black of lyndhurst street with a 16-year-old girl jonae boozer. ki'yauhn's father charles birch arrived late it a prayer service last night because he was with police being questioned about the disappearance. ki'yauhn was staying with his father friday but birch left him with pwzer an acquaintance he barely knowles. >> do i know the whereabouts of my son or am i lying about it? i told them i ain't lying about it, you know. they just keep -- you know how police do? they just keep getting on my nerves and i keep telling them the same thing. >> this guy just magically appeared and don't look like he know nothing. >> an amber alert has not been issued in this case because it doesn't fit the criteria ma
this is the beginning. >> yesterday -- today is a big jump. we are in the upper 90's 4 highs. it feels worse than that. e humidity tends to multiplied things. officially we made it at the airport to 100 degrees. most of the time it was in the upper 90's. the airport did hit 100. that is where it goes down. it is not a record breaker. the record is 104 in 1930. the inner harbor made it to 103. the airport is down to 98. it is getting cool out there. 44% humidity. making 98 feel like 106. the bar -- a barometer is low and the wind is brazing. -- breezing. that is down from the inner harbor high of 103 a couple of hours ago. lowell, does it feel any cooler? we're down two or three degrees in the past couple hours. >> i have to get my winter coat. it is freezing out here. we're still feeling the oppressive heat out here. the relative humidity is fertile. the heat index over 100 degrees. that type of weather where you step outside and start sweating. temperatures in the 90's. also we are dealing with another phenomenon. we are seeing that radiation al cooling. things will stay rel
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